List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Remembering a reverend and civil rights activist

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Today, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and folks around the country will be honoring his legacy. In Albany, there will be a memorial observance in the Hart Theater located at the Empire State Plaza. In Scranton, a community dinner will be held...

Following through on a plan to close a Pennsylvania prison

01.20.20 | Brandon Dickson

Governor wolf says he's shutting down Retreat Prison just west of Wilkes-Barre. The controversial cost-cutting step comes amid a declining inmate population and rising prison costs. Retreat has about 400 employees and about 940 inmates. The...

Pennsylvania could be shelling out a bunch of money due to a tiny insect

01.20.20 | Terry Diener

A new study from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says invasive spotted lanternflies could cost Pennsylvania’s economy at least $324 million and 2,800 jobs in crop-producing sectors of the state. Using data from crop...

The Philly airport pilots facial recognition

01.16.20 | Brandon Dickson

Philadelphia International Airport will soon begin testing biometric screening on some international flights. Three different facial recognition systems will be set up at gates that serve outbound flights for four airlines, including American...

Winter weather returns

01.16.20 | Bill Price

Up to six inches of snow is possible in parts of "ski country" today. Steve Welch at the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the "white stuff" and the wind put "lake effect" on full display. Winter weather advisories are up through six...

Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are looking to upgrade public education

01.16.20 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Chancellor Dan Greenstein says the higher ed. system needs to stay affordable and relevant. During his annual address this week, he noted the change would include merging services and support among campuses with a focus on technology. The...

Former Penn State player sues school, football coach, and fellow player

01.15.20 | Brandon Dickson

Isaiah Humphries is seeking unspecified financial damages in the federal suit against Penn State, Coach James Franklin, and former teammate, Damion Barber. Humphries accuses coaches of retaliating when he reported hazing, harassment, and sexual...

Lebanon Co. DA David Arnold wins PA's 48th state Senate District

01.15.20 | Brandon Dickson

Arnold easily won the special election for the seat that covers parts of Lebanon, York, and Dauphin counties. Arnold says he plans to pursue safety, whether it's from a police or EMS standpoint. The Republican defeated Democrat and Lebanon...

Gun-rights group lobbies for Second Amend. protection in PA counties

01.13.20 | Terry Diener

Group volunteers aim to get county leaders to pass Second Amendment sanctuary ordinances that declare local officials won't comply with what it considers unconstitutional restrictions on firearms law. Bradford County officials approved such a...

Lawmakers are coming back to Harrisburg this week

01.13.20 | Terry Diener

One priority for this session has been in the works for many years: overhauling the commonwealth’s redistricting laws. Right now, Pennsylvania’s legislature draws the congressional districts, and the governor signs off on them. State...

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